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Re: Saalangal affixes (it's been a while)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2002, 12:36
On 20 Jun 02, at 14:37, Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> En réponse à Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>: > > > Reciprocal: x-kud > > > > - ligás (talk) + kud = ligáskud - discussion > > This is an interesting one. I think I'll steal it for Itakian and Maggel :)) . > Were you inspired by a natlang or did you invent it yourself (I would really > like to know if there's a natlang with such an affix :) ).
Sounds a bit like the fe-x-aki circumfix in Niuan (a Polynesian language in the Tongic family, hence distantly related to the Ilonggo language which barry mentioned). For example, "kite" = "see"; "fekiteaki" = "to see one another, to meet". Or, to follow the example, "tu:tala" = "to talk to each other, to converse, to chat" and "fetu:talaaki" = "to chat together, to discuss". Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>